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Commencement

Commencement is held annually on the university quadrangle with about 15,000 people in attendance.

The graduation ceremony, rich with pageantry and tradition, offers a unique expression of university values, including academic commitment and integrity, citizenship, leadership, service, and exceptional teaching, research and mentoring.

Print Issue: Commencement 2015

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Commencement: Celebrating the Class of 2015

Emory University Class of 2015 is comprised of 4,572 graduates, ranging from 20-69 years old. We celebrated their remarkable achievements during Commencement on May 11, 2015.

Sy overcomes obstacles to achieve academic excellence

Kadiata Sy was 11 years old and spoke no English when her family moved to Atlanta. On Monday, she graduates from Emory as a Bobby Jones Scholar, one of the university's top undergraduate honors.

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Faculty awards recognize teaching and mentorship

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Commencement: Celebrating the Class of 2015

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Salman Rushdie delivers commencement address

May 12, 2015

Rushdie encourages graduates to 'dream, speak, reinvent the world'

May 11, 2015

Where the School of Medicine's Class of 2015 will be heading

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Dissertations showcase original scholarship

May 8, 2015

5 steps for success as new Emory alumni

May 8, 2015

Sarpong strives to help female scientists in Africa

May 8, 2015

Scholar/Teacher Award: Long leaves legacy of encouraging young preachers

May 8, 2015

Jefferson Award: Patterson has broad impact across the university

May 8, 2015

Honorary degrees celebrate exceptional leaders

May 8, 2015

Cuttino Award: Jensen mentors students for success

May 8, 2015

By the Numbers: Class of 2015

May 8, 2015

New Arabic Studies major gains first graduate

May 7, 2015

Carpool or telecommute to help ease Commencement traffic

May 7, 2015

Brittain Award winner helps others with health

May 7, 2015

Rushdie reflects on more than a decade of Emory experiences

May 7, 2015

Sy overcomes obstacles to achieve academic excellence

May 7, 2015

McMullan Award winner puts emphasis on inclusion

May 7, 2015

Class of 2015 will be remembered for 'bold humility'

May 5, 2015

Honors theses highlight undergraduate research

May 4, 2015

Website helps families, graduates navigate Commencement

May 4, 2015

For two Emory employees, love unfolds amid 14,000 chairs

April 30, 2015

Laney Graduate School announces Eleanor Main Graduate Mentor Awards

April 23, 2015

Volunteer for chair rodeo, other tasks to help with Commencement

April 14, 2015

Bobby Jones Scholars announced for 2015-16

March 16, 2015

Rushdie urges students to defend free speech

Feb. 16, 2015

Author Salman Rushdie to speak at Emory Commencement May 11

Feb. 15, 2015